SFPD Arrests Suspect in Powell and Market Streets Homicide 23-074

On June 22, 2023, at approximately 8:39 p.m., San Francisco police officers responded to the area of Powell and Market Streets on a report of a shooting.    

When officers arrived on scene, they located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers rendered aid and summoned medical personnel to the scene, who transported the victim with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital.  Despite life-saving efforts by officers, paramedics, and hospital staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.    

Dispatch broadcasted the description of an unknown male suspect and an unknown female that was with him.  An officer observed two subjects matching the description provided by dispatch in the area of 8th and Mission Streets and then observed them enter a taxicab and leave the area.  Officers observed the taxicab at 14th and Mission Streets, where they conducted a traffic stop, and an adult male and a female juvenile were detained without further incident.   

Investigators from the SFPD Homicide Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Investigators identified the male suspect as 18-year-old, Daveon Crawford of Sacramento. Through the course of the investigation, a firearm was located in close proximity to Crawford. Investigators developed probable cause to arrest Crawford for the shooting.   

The female was identified as a juvenile and was released to a guardian.   

Crawford was transported to San Francisco County Jail #1 where he was booked for murder (187(a) PC).  

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.   

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